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  • Day2

    Heathrow to Brixton

    August 26, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Trying to get used to riding on the other side of the road! The bike and my luggage seem to have gotten through intact and we are all headed to Brixton Cycles, the bike co-op that's putting my trusty steed back together again.

    My immigration agent grilled me about feminism, so I referred her to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's TED talk, which I used as a touchstone last year in my Intro to Feminisms class.
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    glad you made it!!

    Maya C

    I'm glad both you and your bike are wearing seat belts.


    Mother at home in Portage sending love your way. Hugs

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  • Day4

    Heathrow Express to Paddington

    May 21, 2016 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Taking the train to meet up with pierre - its been pver a decade! Crusader reunion!

    It's interesting feeling the contant breeze waiting near the track. Be sure to "mind the gap" when boarding!

    A 15 minute ride from Heathrow to Paddington; npt sure how far it is, but you have no concept of speed when you're in the tunnel. I still need to sit and face the way we're going, otherwise... Going to need more Gravol!Read more

    Jay Recks

    Say "Hi" to PJ for me.


    Glad you have arrived safely! I'm a lot older than you and I still have to face the way the train is going!


    That comment was from Mrs. T!

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  • Day23

    London - Day 23

    May 13, 2017 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Saturday morning and we have arranged to meet Ginny and Andrew at the Portobello market for Brunch. After meeting at the wrong tube we finally get to Notting-hill Station, the start of the market. The place is heaving, with stalls selling all manner of cool stuff. With Jane and Ginny stopping regularly to check stuff out the going is slow, but eventually we find a nice pub for Brekky. Andrew and I joke we should go into every menswear shop, as retribution, and I duck into the next one. 20 minutes later I walk out £160 poorer with a new leather jacket!I guess the joke is on me! We snag a table outside for food, and are entertained by a blues guitarist busking on the corner. He is followed by a groovy saxophonist, both of whom are accompanied by a clearly medicated Old Jamaican Lady, dancing to her own beat! Georgia and much of the crowd are kept amused by the antics! After our meal we discover the Portobello Gin bar has a tasting room ! Jane sorts us through most the open samples and we finally order one each from their interesting menu; the Butter Gin probably being the pick. From Portobello, we tube it to Harefield, in Zone 6. This is where Jane's friend Andrea and family live! It's a beautiful Village and we have a looong lunch at the Coy Carp, a pub overlooking the Canal that connects London to Birmingham. It's a lovely afternoon and Georgia gets to enjoy the company of their two similar aged daughters. On the way back to the station they takes us to the local cemetery that has a memorial to 50 or so fallen Anzacs from WWI. This village was where one of the Australian Hospitals was situated and they still commemorate every year! It is beautifully kept, but sobering to see just how young these poor souls were that sacrificed their lives for us! On the return tube home we are entertained by a very inebriated Jamaican guy, it is the most smiles and laughter I've ever witnessed on this usually dour mode of travelling! I bite the bullet and make the 40 min round trip to see if my lost jumper can be recovered, and Woo hoo finally a win!Read more

  • Day1

    It's the final countdown!

    July 10, 2006 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    So this is it one week to go and were nowhere near ready, we have no idea what were takin, how were gettin to the airport or wether stew can earn and borrow enough money to keep us in food while were away! we have plans to buy clothes, plug adapters and all sorts but still havent got round to it and on top of all this ali is graduating tommorrow and were havin this BBQ on sat (if the weather holds out!). Anyway this is basically a test to make sure that everyone gets a message when we post up on here and hopefully when we get going we will have more interesting things to talk about.

    stew + ali
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  • Day2

    On the road to Mandalay

    January 13, 2018 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Sitting in the departure lounge at Heathrow after flying in from Cork this morning, early start, up at 5:00. Now onto our Thai air flight 12 hours to Bangkok then six hour layover before catching our flight to Mandalay. Should be shattered by the time we get there!Read more

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Hillingdon, HIL